Our client was alleged to have participated in a conspiracy with other employees to steal cash from a local retail outlet by falsifying merchandise return slips. The amount in question was considerable. Prior to contacting our office, the client met with police and confessed to her involvement in the crime. Our client wanted to go to college. Her primary concern was to keep a conviction off of her record and especially to avoid a felony conviction. Our attorneys negotiated with the district attorney and were able to arrange for a 2 year deferred sentence for our client. No conviction of any kind will appear on her record, and she is able to apply to colleges with a clean slate.